The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin: Part Two
by Benjamin Franklin from The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin
Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790) was one of the most colorful "Founding Fathers" of the United States. He was, among many things, a printer, inventor, diplomat, philosopher, and statesman. This passage is from his autobiography which was first published in French in 1791. Students will read the passage and answer comprehension questions and compare Franklin's library to modern libraries.